Sicily Photography Workshop

Sicily photography workshop and tours to enjoy the Mediterranean environment, the Sea, the volcanoes and the Art that is in Palermo and other small cities. I will accompany you to make this experience unforgettable discover and capture unforgettable images of this dreamland.

When we’ll do Sicily Photography Workshop ?

The Sicily Photography Workshop Highlights

On this trip we will tour the entire island in search of the best images of turquoise seas, beautiful beaches and coves, Greco-Roman art and natural volcanic and coastal landscapes.
We will visit bustling, noisy and almost disordered cities that like Palermo, its capital, half Phoenician, half Arab, half Roman. Another city that we will capture in images is Syracuse, the jewel of eastern Sicily and charming fishing ports such as Cefalu, with its little houses hanging over the sea. In addition, the captivating Taormina will show us one of the best theaters in the Greek world with a unique background stage with the best views of Etna. We will visit the dangerous beauty of Etna Natural Park, “iddu” (“he” in Sicilian) “Mongibello” (if you prefer), the volcano that is still alive. Also we will shooting through the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a garden of Eden for architectural photography; also by the Villa del Casale, which preserves one of the best preserved sets of Roman mosaics in the world. Some seascape our subject especially in the Baia delo Zingaro Reserve and in Tonnare like Scopello or Marzamemi. Finally, we will photograph beautiful scenes from the Scala dei Turchi, a natural staircase made of extraordinarily white limestone. From the bucolic Salinas de Trapani, under the blades of its mills.

Are my photography workshops in Sicily worth it?

Sometimes I am asked if it’s beneficial to attend mine photography workshops? Therefore, I am sharing my thoughts on why you should attend and what to look for when searching for the good one! Anyone interested in travel photography should consider attending a photography workshop, especially one that is an expert organises. Indeed these workshops offer an excellent chance to see, learn from, and exchange ideas with professional photographers. A great workshop provides insight and expertise that photographers cannot find elsewhere. Finally, I think the best reasons to attend a photography workshop is that you can learn how to make better photos and have a unique experiences in a great location.

Classic Itinerary

In one week we can photograph a lot of things in Sicily, but you can add some extra days to explore more location with more calm and knowledge. Usually my itinerary for one week is

  • Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
  • Day 2: Palermo – Cefalù-Taormina
  • Day 3: Taormina – Catania
  • Day 4: Catania- Siracusa
  • Day 5: Noto
  • Day 6: Noto- Agrigento
  • Day 6-7 Agrigento- Palermo (fly home)
Sicily Photography Workshop

The Photography Workshop in Sicily Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from/to nearest train station or airport in Sicily.
  • All ground travel costs (car, driver, maps, fuel and tolls).
  • Full time guide and personalized instruction in-the-field.
  • Professional Photographer Guide

The Photography Workshop in Sicily doesn’t include:

  • Accommodation, Anyway if needed I help to find one and booking without commission.
  • Airfare to Italy and travel costs to reach the pick up point.
  • Meals and beverages.
  • Travel Insurance (It is not mandatory but we don’t take any responsibility).

What Will Do in Sicily Photography Workshop

My Photography Workshops are small, usually with a maximum of 4 people. Therefore, I will spend time with you individually and mix up the groups regularly, so everyone gets a fair share of my time.

We will explore a visual approach and techniques including layering, good use of the environment around you, along with introducing compositional elements that will add depth and detail to your images

My workshops are immersive, not only we visit amazing locations, some off the beaten track, we will getting close to people and places. I’d like to letting you take shoot photographs you have dreamt of

Every day we will develop your skills, processing and editing. In this way you will improve all aspects enabling you to create strong body of work

When we traveling togheter I help you to get close to the action, after that you will overcome fears about approaching strangers. During the workshop I offer you candid and constructive feedback on a regular basis

You’ll come away with a great understanding of photography and the elements that make up a great photograph. Is important to come back with something important for you.


Sicily Photography Workshop

Unlike most companies offering photography workshops and tour, I’m expert in fine art and landscape photography. I represent an international standard of quality in terms of photography workshops tuition and tours. I running workshop from many years and my works has been recognize with internationally awards.

Sicily Photography Workshop

Some reason to reserve this workshop

  • Photograph Sicily like a local pro
  • 100% personal tuition
  • Learn how photographs new spaces, seascapes and small streets
  • Explore the villages with your camera
  • Local safety regulations are put in place to ensure your comfort
  • You can choose different itinerary
Sicily Photography Workshop

Invest for skills and experience

I think the best reasons to attend a Sicily photography workshop is that you can learn how to make better photos. So i believe that investing in experiences is a much better investment than investing in gear. Also you have some benefit that you don’t find on line or for free. In fact, attending a workshop you can gain distilled wisdom about photography from the instructor.

Raffaele Ferrari Photographer

The Tutor

Since 2013 Raffaele has been organizing photography workshops in Europe and Asia in small groups. Those small workshops offer a personal approach and relationship adapted to each individual. So, it allows a global experience, 24 hours a day, from early morning shooting to the end of the day review. Therefore, the workshop not only focus on the technical aspects of photography, but also on local uses, integrating cultural approach and behaviors. Through the photographer’s gaze, it aims to offer a new perspective of traveling. Raffaele Ferrari speaks and teach in various languages (Spanish, Italian, English).


Tour Sicilia Photo


If you have booked a Sicily photography workshop a warm jacket or coat for early mornings then once the sun is up the temperatures are very pleasant so light clothing is advised. A good pair of waterproof hiking boots and waterproof outdoor clothing is essential depending on the location of the workshop. Warm hats, gloves and thermals are not necessary but sometimes can be helpful.  A comfortable pair of walking shoes and an hat for the sun. Finally bring some suncream, Sicily can be very sunny and hot.

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About the equipment below I put some suggestion : CAMERA – all workshop attendees require a Digital / Film camera. DIGITAL MEMORY AND/OR FILM – 16 Gb or higher memory cards are recommended. If you have a high megpixel camera you will need at least a 32Gb card. TRIPOD – if you don’t have one already or are considering a new tripod, CAMERA BAG – Comfortable camera backpack. FILTERS – IF YOU BRING NO OTHER FILTERS, BRING A POLARISING FILTER.  Graduated ND (2 stop & 3 stop hard and soft grads). SHUTTER RELEASE CORD or remote shutter release. If you are buying for the first time, get a basic shutter release that doesn’t take batteries. These are very simple to operate and never run out of battery power like the all singing all dancing shutter releases that have time lapse functions etc. and tell you when to eat lunch. Keep it simple.


Please bring with you a small selection of images (jpgs @ 72 dpi) on a device (laptop or iPad)  or memory stick for reviewing.

Useful Information in my Photography Workshop in Sicily:

Availability of the Photography Workshop In Sicily:

I’m available doing the workshop in spring and Autumn, I skip July and August because is too much hot. Indeed, Sicily is the kind of location nice to capture in any time of the year. Anyway spring should be the first choice if possible, with really variable weather condition and enough amount of light and sun. In fact the mist and bad weather provide the best conditions for photos with drama and of greater impact. Anyway in winter time there are less tourist and the prices are more chip.

Number of Student:

Minimum 1, maximum 4 students. I prefer small group in my workshop.


Easy. All the locations to photograph are directly accessible by car, our transportation. Just only if we visited Monte Etna we need a good fitness. We will use a car to any transfer, sometimes public transportation. Anyway in winter time, due to the weather condition of the Sicilian Coast can be a bit more demanding. So a reasonable level of fitness, adaptability and familiarity with outdoor activities in winter time is required.


The main language spoken in Sicily is Italian. During the last few years the use of the English language has become more and more widespread. Also thanks to tourism in Italy, you will find that most shops and restaurateurs speak at least basic English. The hotel staff generally speak fluent English. However, don’t expect to be understood everywhere. Anyway don’t worry I will translate for you , also in Spanish.

Money / currency

The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). Large shops, restaurants, and hotels will accept credit and debit cards, but in general they prefer cash.

Wi-Fi / Internet coverage

Cell phone coverage is good practically everywhere in Sicily, but still slow in some areas. In the cities there are no problems and the service is fast enough, however in the countryside the network leaves something to be desired. The costs of SIM card are affordable and you can find them in many shops.

Cancellation of my Sicily Photography Tour :

  • The fee is fully refundable if cancellation is made 30 days before the start of the workshop.
  • Raffaele is not responsible for any reimbursement of travel expenses in case of cancellation of the workshop. It is recommended to buy refundable tickets and travel insurance when it is possible.
  • The fees are in Euro but you can pay in Dollars, and all the banktransfer fees are to be covered by the workshop participant.


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